Virginia Rehabilitation Center for the Blind and Vision Impaired

Case Management Services

Each student is assigned a Case Manager while in training at the Center. The Case Manager provides initial orientation via a preconference with the student and Rehabilitation Teacher/Counselor. The Case Manager also provides individual student orientation on the first day of training at the Center. The orientation explains and clarifies student, field, and Center expectations for training, as well as program policies and components. Additional functions of the Case Manager include, but are not limited to, facilitating communication between Center staff, field staff, and the student by providing regular progress updates, scheduling and conducting evaluation, progress, and final staffings, and being available to answer questions and address training concerns brought forth by the student, Center staff, or field staff. The Case Manager assists with securing any resources or services needed for participation in Center training, and may provide supportive, individual counseling on an as needed basis. The Case Manager may also assist in coordinating community based counseling when long term mental health needs arise which must be addressed in order to promote the student’s ability to complete training successfully.